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2023 Design Like A Girl | Canada

Opportunity Type: Conference

Country: Global

Deadline: July 17 2023

During this two-day interactive workshop, female-identifying high school students will learn about coding, sensors, design thinking, and more!

Each day will run from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM:

Wednesday July 26th: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM Thursday July 27th: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

What is Design Like a Girl?

Design Like a Girl is iBioMed’s two-day interactive STEM workshop for female-identifying high school students.

Over two days, participants will gain experience with:

  • Coding

  • Sensors

  • Design Thinking

  • How to pitch and present a product (think Dragons’ Den!)

  • Working in teams to design a solution to a real-world healthcare problem

  • Pitching a product to a panel of upper-year iBioMed student judges

Participants will also be mentored by upper-year iBioMed students throughout the event. There will be lots of support available!

Do I have to sign up for the full two days?

Students will be working in teams on a final design and presentation. Out of fairness to your team, we do ask that you register only if you will be available for the full two days.

Do I need any previous experience?

Nope! No previous experience is required. All you need is a desire to learn and try new things while working in an interactive, team-oriented environment. The Design Like a Girl team will help students form groups, and there will be lots of ice-breaker activities so everyone can get to know each other. Regardless of your skill level or experience, everyone is encouraged to register!

Will meals be provided?

Lunch will be provided on both days. You can list any dietary restrictions in the registration form. Please note that breakfast will not be provided. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own breakfast or eat before arriving.

What do I need to bring or prepare beforehand?

Please bring a laptop running windows or MacOS. There is wifi on campus. There are some workshops where you will need to download software. The workshop facilitator will go through this with you the day of the workshop. You do not need to download or prepare anything beforehand.

What is the schedule like for each day?

Each day will run for a full day, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

A detailed agenda will be emailed to all participants a few days before the event.

Why should I register for Design Like a Girl?

In addition to gaining a foundation in various STEM topics, participants will also enjoy these benefits:

  • Working in teams and developing interpersonal skills

  • Meeting new people and making new friends

  • Learning about different careers or paths in various STEM fields

  • Gaining experience and skills that can be added to your resume

  • Learning new concepts that can be applied to your high school courses

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